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Amber Westin rides again!

By johnboy - 13 January 2012 43

Old skool RiotACT fave Amber Westin has returned to the pages of the Canberra Times.

Amber is banned from driving until 2017 after killing Heather Freeman in a haze of drug driving in Woden:

but was caught in August last year when police spotted her talking on her mobile phone as she drove down Petterd Street in Page.

The Macquarie woman gave police officers a false name and told them she had just arrived in Canberra from Victoria.

She pleaded guilty to charges of driving disqualified, driving with a mobile phone and giving false information.

Westin’s defence lawyer told the court her client had gone to the Hawker shops to collect methadone before driving to her mother’s home in Macquarie.

Magistrate Grant Lalor appears to have taken great pleasure in labelling Ms Westin’s driving “contumacious“.

On receiving her four month custodial sentence she banged her head on the table until she had a fit, which no doubt will be taking up court time soon as a reason for her early release.

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Amber Westin rides again!
GardeningGirl 2:12 pm 13 Jan 12

Does anybody know what sort of counselling or rehabilitation or SOMETHING will be given to her in jail, she really really needs help and I feel so sorry for her child. I also feel sad for the family who because of her lost someone who never got another chance to do anything and now they see her name in the paper again, so when is she going to value the fact that she does have the chance to do something with her life and do the right thing for her child?

Skidd Marx 1:57 pm 13 Jan 12

Free Amber Westin!

On second thoughts, have her euthanased.

Someonesmother 1:42 pm 13 Jan 12

She obviously has a problem and will never admit/face up to/recognise that she does. She has shown blatant disregard for any punitive measures and has only reacted when being sent back to jail. Perhaps she could undergo some intensive, confronting therapy while in jail and use the time wisely. It probably wouldn’t make any dfference though as she is probably only bummed becuse she got caught. I agree with the post that the person who let he use the car should be charged too. Heaven only knows how her children are being dragged up.

GardeningGirl 1:02 pm 13 Jan 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

F*** you Amber Westin, Seriously, f*** you for the damage people like you do to my faith in humanity.

+1
Where did she get the car? Time the courts did something about that, it ought to be either another charge for her taking a vehicle without permission or a charge for someone else allowing their car to be driven by someone who is unlicenced, disqualified, with potential tendencies for drugtaking, “seizures”, talking on a mobile phone while driving, lying and ignoring the law.

NoImRight 12:20 pm 13 Jan 12

Clearly a victim.

colourful sydney rac 11:58 am 13 Jan 12

F*** you Amber Westin, Seriously, f*** you for the damage people like you do to my faith in humanity.

Erg0 11:27 am 13 Jan 12

Rollersk8r said :

Is it safe to say that (a) she still didn’t have a licence, assuming she didn’t have one at the time she was banned for 10 years […]

Pretty safe, as she was charged with driving while disqualified.

On a side note, I hesitantly admit that I was watching RBT the other night and saw them booking some dropkick who’d been caught driving despite not having a licence since 1990. He seemed genuinely unable to make the connection between holding a licence and driving a car – his only concern was that he might not be able to afford the fine. I guess he figured that he knew how to drive, so the piece of paper from the gubbmint was optional. The mentality of some people just boggles my mind.

Me no fry 11:21 am 13 Jan 12

It’s hard to see how banging her head would cause her any injury. You know, on account of it being solid bone all the way through.

What a piece of trash.

Rollersk8r 11:21 am 13 Jan 12

chewy14 said :

Wow,
you mean she actually might do some jail time?
Surely another slap on the wrist would be far more appropriate?

She did 7 months after getting slapped on the wrist the first time, then reoffending.

chewy14 11:17 am 13 Jan 12

Wow,
you mean she actually might do some jail time?
Surely another slap on the wrist would be far more appropriate?

Duffbowl 11:14 am 13 Jan 12

Bloody hell…

Rollersk8r 11:13 am 13 Jan 12

“The lawyer said the only common point between the current offence and the Woden crash, which occurred after a brief police pursuit, was that Westin was driving to collect methadone for a drug rehab program.

She said the young mother had now given up taking methadone because she associated it with illegal activity, was looking for work and had not breached any other court orders.”

Is it safe to say that (a) she still didn’t have a licence, assuming she didn’t have one at the time she was banned for 10 years, and (b) since 2007 she has been “looking for work”.

A sad and shameful story for all involved.

KB1971 11:11 am 13 Jan 12

Its a shame she was not locked up the first time.

Erg0 11:10 am 13 Jan 12

I was busy thinking of ways to use “contumacious” in a sentence.

fnaah 11:02 am 13 Jan 12

I can only assume the silence here so far is due to utter disbelief.

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